How should I dial from France ?
From France, if you call France, just dial the number as it appears (usually 10 digits beginning by 0). If you call abroad, begin by 00 followed by the country code and area code. Example to call New York : 00 1 212 XXX XX XX
Is my Mobile Phone Compatible to use in France ?
Here is what you should check before you leave if you are to use your own mobile phone in France:
GSM vs. CDMA
The French standard is GSM 900 and 1,800 megahertz. In the United States, carriers use two systems: Cingular (now AT&T) and T-Mobile use GSM, while Sprint and Verizon use CDMA, an incompatible technology. To complicate matters, the American GSM standard operates on 850 and 1,900 megahertz, so to use an American GSM cellphone in France, the handset you own must be tri-band or quad-band and able to pick up multiple frequencies.
Even if you have a GSM phone that operates on France frequencies, domestic cellphone providers do not want you to use your phone with another company's SIM card, because they do not make any money when you do. To prevent your doing so, cellphones are often electronically locked - they accept only their own company's SIM cards. There are several ways to unlock your phone. First you should ask your mobile operator if he is willing to do it (it will be possible if you meet certain conditions). If not, you can still get your phone unlocked from a private company. For a few dollars, the Travel Insider (www.thetravelinsider.com) and UnlockTelecom (www.unlocktelecom.co.uk) will provide your phone's specific unlocking code.
Make sure that your battery charger is dual voltage !
If you don't meet all these requirements, don't hesitate to buy an unlocked mobile phone from us. You will be able to use it every time you go abroad, but since it is unlocked, it will also work on your domestic network.